Writing Contest Opportunities

 

WINTER 2014

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3rd Annual LGBT Writing Contest
Supported by a generous grant from JustFund KY
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2013
Public Reading: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

The LGBT Writing Contest, supported by a generous grant from JustFundKY, focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) life. LGBT writers and writers of LGBT-themed works are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction and nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words per entry) or poetry (up to 5 poems per entry). Entries should include a cover sheet with writer’s name, address, email address, and phone number, along with a $10 fee per entry payable to the Carnegie Center). Name should not appear on the manuscript itself.

Entries must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Friday, December 20 at 5:00 pm. Send or deliver entries to: LGBT Writing Contest, c/o Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507. The cash prize is $300 for first place and $150 for second place. Contest participants must be Kentucky residents. Contest winners and honorable mentions will be invited to read excerpts of their work at a public reading event on February 20, 2014.

WINTER 2014

2014 Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest
2014 Submission: February 21
Public Reading: March 25, 6:30 PM

Writers over age 55 are invited to submit poems, stories, essays, or memoirs drawn from the writer’s personal history. Manuscripts should be limited to 1,500 words (about five, typed, double-spaced pages, which may include up to five poems). There is a $10 reading fee per five-page entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should include name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and date of birth on a cover page, but NOT on the manuscript itself. Entries will be judged by a qualified panel. First place winner receives $100 cash and the Harriett A. Rose Prize. Second place winner receives $50 cash. Winners and finalists will be invited to read at the Legacies Reading on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm. Reading is open to the public.

Entries must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Friday, February 21 at 5:00 pm. Send or deliver entries to: Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest , c/o Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507.

SPRING 2014

8th Annual Next Great Writers Contest
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 9

Writers are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words) or poetry (up to 5 poems). Please include a $10 fee per entry,payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should also include a cover sheet complete with writer’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should NOT appear on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts cannot be returned.

Entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 9 at 5:00 pm. Send entries to: The Next Great Writers Contest, Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St, Lexington, KY 40507. The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second place. Winning authors will be notified by June 1.